Cocaine shipment not destined for New Zealand
Cocaine shipment not destined for New
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 -
Police and Customs investigations into
a quantity of cocaine found in a shipping container in
Woolston earlier this month have concluded, with
investigators determining the shipment was not destined for
the New Zealand market.
Detective Inspector Virginia Le
Bas says inquiries indicated that the container in which the
material was found was routed from South America to
"We believe that the original destination was
Rotterdam," she says. "Indications are that the package had
been in the container for some time."
confirmed that the material was cocaine. It was located
earlier this month in packages in a container at the
Lyttelton Port Company depot in Woolston.
Inspector Virginia Le Bas says Police and Customs have now
exhausted all inquiries.
Cases such as these are not
unusual, she says, with law enforcement agencies around the
world encountering similar situations to
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